I had an image from a website which I set as my background inside the browser. I am wondering now where I can find the image in the file system, because I can't find it online anymore. I already checked all the obvious folders including Downloads, but did not find it there. In fact there is an answer for a similar question on this forum, but that is for Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) and I am on Gingerbread, which is why that answer did not help me.

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I have just developed an app that can save your current wallpaper to SD, share it, ect. Furthermore it automatically saves a copy of each wallpaper you set, so you will get a history of all the wallpapers you have been using. My app is called Wallpaper Saver, can be downloaded from Google Play and is Free!

When using Wallpaper Saver files are stored in /Android/data/dk.alroe.apps.WallpaperSaverFree/files/wallpapers. You can see the path inside settings as well. It can also sync your wallpapers with Dropbox


/data/data/com.android.settings/files/wallpaper. It's a PNG file and appears to be uncompressed due to the size.

  • how do you access that? Does it require root privilates?
    – evan54
    Jun 20, 2017 at 0:27

According to this post:

Location of Current wallpaper:

  • For Android 4.0 and below: Once in /,

    • go to /data/data/com.android.settings/files.
  • Find a file named wallpaper in that folder and copy it to any location you want. Rename the copied file to anything.jpg or anything.png to open it as a normal image file.

This requires root.

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    Welcome to the Android Enthusiasts! Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. Otherwise, your answer becomes useless in case the link dies.
    – Izzy
    Dec 7, 2013 at 20:52

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